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“Fantastic experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hopewell Rocks

Hopewell Rocks
131 Discovery Road, Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick E4H 4Z5, Canada
+1 877-734-3429
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Hopewell Rocks is located along the Bay of Fundy, home of the highest tides in the world. It offers a unique natural experience of both high and low tides. Enjoy the multi-media exhibit in the Interpretive Centre, scenic walking trails and lookouts. Make sure you take the time to experience our guided tour and a warm meal. Entrance passes valid for two consecutive days.
trinidad, TX
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“Fantastic experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

This is a real experience to see a 40 foot tide change overnight. We arrived about 3 pm and took a free guided tour of the ocean floor with an experienced guide who explained everything in a great manner. We then walked around on our own and came back the next morning to experience the high tide an see the tide coming in and covering all of the things that we had seen the day before. what an experience. Don't miss it.

Visited September 2013
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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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“A must do - don't think twice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

There is no point in trying to describe this as others have done better than I can. Bottom line, JUST DO IT. This is one of the natural wonders of the world and clearly required on anyone's itinerary of things to see. It is also one of the wonders you can get very close to with little effort. Do some research on the tide times and visit an hour or two after low tide when you can go down on the beach which, by the way, is rock even though it looks like mud. From any vantage point the view is awe inspiring. The museum has a few exhibits and a place to to eat. If you can spend some time there I am sure the sight of the incoming tide is also incredible.

Visited October 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

This was one of the highlights of my trip and is amazing to see! The Park guide was very informed and gave a wonderful tour along the seabed. The information centre is also worth visiting and compliments seeing the rocks with the background of how it came into being.

Visited October 2013
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Milton, Canada
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“Spectacular scenery (and wildlife if you have the right tools).”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

The rocks themselves are amazing although you need to be careful about the tides since they come in very fast. Incredible natural views! I visited in November and the park itself was closed but there was still accessibility down the secondary road. Amazing photo opportunities.

Walked into the woods to see if there were any birds and… Nothing. I heard some scuffling in the underbrush and saw a grouse so I walked deeper and played the call and before I knew it, was surrounded by a mixed flock of chickadees, Golden-crowned kinglets, Red-breasted nuthatches, Harry woodpeckers and a red squirrel scolding me just to top it off. 50 or 60 birds at least coming within 3 feet to see what I was all about. :-)

Ravens crawking in the distance...

DEFINITELY worth the trip.

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Clyde River, Canada
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“Must see! Amazing place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This is one of those amazing places that you will probably remember forever. Walking on the ocean floor is a great experience, seeing the rocks up close makes you feel so tiny. The ticket to the park is good for two days, which is great if the weather is not great, or if you want to see the low and high tide and don't feel like waiting around.
There are many other things to do in the park - you can walk around, see each view or have lunch or dinner in a restaurant. There is also huge grass area with picnic tables before the enterance area. Inside the park there is also playground for children, which is great if you have to wait for low/high tide.
The park is also dog friendly. You can bring your dog, but it must stay on a short leash and you have to sign a waver that you will keep him on that leash during your stay.
Overall great experience and I definitely recommend that you visit this place, given the opportunity.

Visited May 2013
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